Skye House, Inner Hebrides Property, Scotland, Photos, Architect, Design, Scottish Home
New House in Skye, northwest Scotland : Inner Hebrides Home
West Coast of Scotland Housing : Inner Hebrides - design by rural design
4 Mar 2007
Architect: rural design
Location: north west edge of Skye, Western Isles
Design: rural design
This project occupies an exceptional site in north west Skye, combining outstanding views, with orientation towards the south west.
The house has been designed to take full advantage of all the characteristics of the site. The main house is juxtaposed with an organic form which accomodates the main living spaces of the house, this part of the house is of timber construction with a sedum roof, which is appears to emerge out of the ground. The project has been designed with a particular focus with respect to sustainable construction, and utilises many innovative (for Skye) construction techniques.
The desire to break the overall mass of the house results in the dual character, cellular spaces are accommodated within the 'whitehouse' the organic form is mostly open plan, and has three split levels. The form of the whitehouse is strong enough to contain an irregular distribution of windows, and the zinc box dormer. The resulting L shaped plan creates a sheltered entrance courtyard.
Openings are designed to capture particular experiences, the kitchen
window projects out of the timber to capture the morning sun, a horizontal window in the gable frames the Cuillin from the master bedroom, every occupied space enjoys the southern aspect over Loch Bracadale.
Skye House images / information from rural design 040307
rural design are architects based on the Isle of Skye, and have established a practice specialising in the design of buildings and landscapes in the rural landscape of scotland. Their first house on Skye - the Wooden House - appeared in numerous magazines after featuring on ths site.
Skye House - first house by rural design:
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